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James C. McGroddy

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Dates

April 6, 1937 – present

Authorized Form of Name

McGroddy, James C.

Biography

Abstract

James McGroddy was Senior Vice President, Director of Research, at International Business Machines (IBM) (989-1995). His easly research led to the first observation of the Gunn effect in ternary allows of III-V compounds, and he later broadened his research to diverse phenomena in semiconductors.

Important Dates

April 6, 1937Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1958Obtained BS, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue (N.Y.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

1964 – 1965Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park (Md.).

1965 – 1996Researcher (1965-1977); Director, Semiconductor Science and Technology (1977-1981); Vice President, Logic and Memory (1981-1989); Senior Vice President, Director of Research (1989-1995); and Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chair (1996), International Business Machines (IBM), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1970 – 1971Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark.

1995Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Patchogue (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

College Park (Md.)

Employment

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Subjects

Semiconductors.

Solid state physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at IBM.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at IBM.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at IBM.

Fowler, Alan, 1928-

Both employed at IBM.

Griem, Hans R.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at IBM.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Meyerson, B.

Both employed at IBM.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at IBM.

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Both employed at IBM.

Additional

Brodsky, M. H. (Marc Herbert), 1938-

Nathan, Marshall I., 1933-

Institutions

Major Positions

Danmarks tekniske højskole

Visiting Professor.

IBM Research

Researcher; Director, Semiconductor Science and Technology; Vice President, Logic and Memory; Senior Vice President, Director of Research; and Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chair.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD (1964). Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1995 George E. Pake Prize.

St. Joseph’s College (Patchogue, N.Y.)

Obtained BS (1958).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Marc Brodsky, 2008 January 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA